Home
 
 
My my My my
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the online home of Westbrook Little League!

 

Congratulations Wilcox Energy Fuel,

2017 CDEW Minors Division Champions!

 

 

Saturday, June 17

Wilcox Fuel 7,  Essex Sox 4 (minors final)

Essex Tigers 6, Essex Braves 0 (majors final)

 

----------------------------------------------------------

 

CLOSING DAY

Saturday, June 24, 10am

Ted Lane Field

Trophy Presentation, Giveaways, HR Derby for all levels

 


 

SUMMER BALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

At this rate with the weather, we're not sure if summer is even going to show up this year, but we've opened registration for Summer Ball to get a head start planning this very fun and more laid back yet rapid-paced season.

There are two levels: 10U and 12U

10U - For players baseball age 8, 9, and  10 (born between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2009)
12U – For players baseball age 11 and 12 (born on or after May 31, 2004 and before August 31, 2006). This division will be played on a 50/70 field exclusively.

Cost is $50 per player.

Season is slated to start late June/early July and continue through end of July. 
These are kid-pitch travel teams and games will be played in shoreline towns from Old Saybrook to Guilford and inland to Essex and Killingworth.

This is a more relaxed, yet quick-paced season that is a lot of fun and around 10 games will be played. Vacations accommodated, just inform coaches so they can adjust lineups if your player will be away for a weekend or a week or so.

Teams will be limited to 13 players and will be on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

**Players 8 and under who are interested in playing on an 8U team this summer and ineligible for the 10U team should contact Kevin Blair at kblairwll@gmail.com.  If there are enough players interested (at least 10) and someone is willing to coach the team we will roster one.  If not Clinton's president has contacted me to let me know that those wishing to 8U may play in their league.** 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Registration for this program will end on Saturday, June 24

 

_____________________________________________________________

 

Juniors/Seniors: A separate registration will open in late April for these levels.  Right now there will be a seniors level coached by Ronnie Robison.  If there are enough 12s and 13s to have a Juniors team and one or more of their parents are willing to coach said team we will gladly charter a juniors team as well.

 

_____________________________________________________________

 

 

A note to parents about buying Baseball Bats:

All kids want their own bat, and it's great to have a couple at home to go hit at one of the local baseball facilities or down at the field on a non-practice day; but you might want to hold off spending big bucks on a new bat until 2018 or until these start hitting retailers...

As per the official site of Little League Baseball:

"With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018."

 

Click here to read the full release from USA Baseball. This includes all the FAQs as well.  

 

To make things even more complicated: here's the link to this year's approved bats:

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

 

ALSO -- for the younger kids at least, who always want their own bats -- Walmart & Bennys have some decent bats for cheap and they're great for starter bats, same with Amazon.com.

This chart should help with determining what size to get:

 

Also, weight is a factor, younger kids will need lighter bats to get them around. Weight is determined by "drop" which is a negative number printed on the side (the length is usually on the butt of the handle).  Take the length and subtract the drop number on the side and that's how much it weighs - example: a 28 ounce bat has "-10" printed on the side (the minus sign actually means "drop"), so it's a "28 drop 10", meaning it weighs 18 ounces.  

For Kindergarteners and first graders, you'll probably want to find a 15 or 16 ounce bat, a lot say they're tee-ball bats, which is fine.  A 26 drop 10 or 11 is great for the little guys.

Both length and weight are also printed on the barrel but are sometimes difficult to find.

Here's a drop chart:

 

More info and clearer charts here.

 

_____________________________________________________________

 

General Questions? Email 

 

_____________________________________________________________

 

 

WESTBROOK LITTLE LEAGUE is seeking volunteers for the 2017 baseball season. There are several positions currently vacant or opening up this fall on the WLL Board of Directors including:

Information Officer - handles upkeep of the league website, inputs schedule and coaching information, reports sponsorship information, outstanding registration balances, etc. to the board.

Sponsorship Coordinator - seek and acquire donations and sign/team sponsors from businesses and throughout the community. This position is one of the most involved, however most of the work is completed in the first quarter of the year.

 

 

 

 

----------------------------------------------------------

 

It's never too early!

Become a New Sponsor or Renew your Sponsorship for 2017


Sponsor a team, a sign or both for everyone to see! 
(click here)

Questions? Contact Kevin Blair:

203-506-8102 (talk/text)

 

 


 

Volunteers needed for the 2017 Season

 

Westbrook Little League is currently seeking volunteers to coach/assistant coach teams on all levels, umpire games, keep score, serve as team moms, help prep and rake the fields before and after games and man the concession stand during games.

We cannot have too many volunteers, and even taking one night in the stand will be a huge help to the league.

We are also in need of filling the following vacancies on the board of directors: Sponsorship coordinator, Player Agent(s), VP of Softball and Secretary. The board will meet once a month for about an hour or so. It's a great opportunity to meet some great people and get involved with your child's activities!

The future of Westbrook Little League depends on volunteers. To get involved in this great organization, contact Kevin Blair at kblairwll@gmail.com or (203) 506-8102.


Help Needed:  Concession Stand

Thanks to all of those moms & dads (and some of their kids!) who helped keep the stand up and running in 2016. Sharing the workload has benefited the league immensely and we were able to save a lot of money that will go right back to the league by not paying someone an hourly rate. Many noticed how easy it is and had a lot of fun doing it.  We also had a few high school kids come down for their community service credits.  We'd love to expand on this next year and we'll start the signup process once the schedule is made.

 

Westbrook Little League's Concession Stand is the most talked about snack bar in all the surrounding towns the league is affiliated with. The quality and selection is second to none (seriously, who else has daily specials?), and it's not a lot of junk you wouldn't feed your family.  When that game ends at 7:45 no one wants to go home and cook.

 

The stand opens about 15-30 minutes before the start of all games and closes roughly 15-30 minutes after the last out is made.

 

Once again in 2017 we will seek to do what we did this year as it worked out well for everyone.  If anyone would like to volunteer for a keyholder position (opens, closes, actually cooks) please let Lori know.  It's pretty safe to say that nearly every parent can grill a hamburger or hot dog and we'd love for a few extra people who can help with this once a week or two.

Anyone who can get back there next year on Sundays from about 10-2 for Buddy Ball please also let us know, this is another great opportunity to give back to the community for this great cause.

 

Those interested in helping out should contact Lori Blair at lblair@hpcfs.com or (203) 710-3608.


Umpires needed for 2017 Season

Westbrook Little League is seeking parents with a knowledge of baseball and softball to help call games at the Minors (AAA), Majors and Juniors levels. Those who are willing to step behind the plate or out in the field should shoot an email to our umpire coordinator Ron Robison at yankeefan63@comcast.net.


 
 
Donate to Westbrook Little League! The bottom line is the kids, and your generosity helps give our boys and girls the best equipment, fields and training on the shoreline! It's simple and can be done online 
 

Little League Pledge

I trust in God 
I love my country 
And will respect its laws 

I will play fair 
And strive to win 

But win or lose 
I will always do my best

 


"Like" Westbrook Little League on Facebook

 For more announcements and information about the Spring 2016 season!


Westbrook Little League
PO Box 614
Westbrook Connecticut
06498

Loading Weather...
Calendar is loading...